The purpose of this project was to locate a potential grant funding source to create education-support groups for HIV positive Latinos. This program aims to lessen the negative impacts of cultural stigma. The need for this program is evidenced by the continuous struggle with acceptance faced by many Latinos after a positive diagnosis.
The education-support groups will be located at The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach to further the mission of this agency.
Program goals are to lower the negative effects of cultural stigma among HIV positive Latinos, reduce barriers to HIV treatment and medication management, and improve self-perceptions. These objectives will be evaluated using pre- and post-tests on coping skills, treatment adherence, knowledge of available resources, and self-perceptions.
If funded, the education-support groups will increase quality of life for this under-served dual minority group. Actual submission of the grant application was not required for completion of the thesis project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Chambers, Ruth|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 57/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Cultural, HIV, Latinos, Stigma|
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